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Graduate Recruitment contract signed between HGR and Ishraq

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Monday, 4 February 2008

Hospitality Graduate Recruitment (HGR) has signed a new annual contract with Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding Company to assist with the recruitment process for three Express by Holiday Inn hotel projects under development in the United Arab Emirates.

HGR, the Swiss-based graduate recruitment company, works with over 150 global hospitality management schools and universities spanning Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas, providing clients with an online recruitment service of students and alumni from over 80 different nationalities, speaking more than 40 languages.

Founded in 2004 to assist hospitality students and alumni find quality trainee, entry-level, supervisory and junior management positions within the global hospitality industry, HGR offers employers unlimited access to a global database of hotel school candidates. In addition, employers have the opportunity to post vacant positions on the HGR website, giving students and alumni the possibility to apply directly. The state-of-the-art website enables the efficient screening of candidates for suitability and potential availability, thus saving time and expense often associated with such a recruitment process.

Commenting on the agreement an Ishraq spokesperson said, "With the rising global demand for qualified personnel with the right attitude, and the increasing costs of sourcing and employing expatriates, it is vital to find a broad pool of talent and an effective selection process. HGR provides both, as well as quality and hotel school educated personnel from around the world."

"The online sourcing and selection process, supported by experienced executives at HGR, who themselves have hotel management experience and hospitality education, is an extremely cost and time effective way of staffing new and existing hotels, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship now and in the future."

Jeff Ross, Managing Director HGR, said, "We see increasingly that hospitality employers in emerging markets, such as the Middle East, are facing great challenges in recruiting experienced and educated personnel. Employers must now look at new and innovative proactive recruitment methods, as part of their overall HR strategy. HGR is one such medium."

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